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Most awkward moments in the GOP debate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Republican presidential hopefuls came prepared with their one-liners, zingers and attack lines. But the delivery didn't always play as well in practice as it might have in theory.<p>Trump's high-five/handshake moments with Bush, Carson<p>Jeb Bush offered up a slick reply to Donald …

Government

Donald Trump owns this election. All we can do is lean into the weirdness

Wednesday night’s two-tiered debate was a carnival of soundbites. If we have to endure more of this pseudo-communication, can it at least be more viral?<p>If the 2012 presidential election was the first real internet election, this one seems destined to be the first viral one. The viral plane is one …

Elections

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Happiness

Djokovic Defeats Federer to Win US Open Title: Pictures

Novak Djokovic

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

The Brain

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

Here Is One Easy Trick to Succeed at Everything

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We’ve all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to — whether it’s a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you’ve been dying to go on — wouldn’t you do it? According to Business …

Productivity

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Loneliness

Sleep on your side to ward off Alzheimer's disease: New study | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Sleeping on one's side, as opposed to other positions such as on one's back or stomach may more effectively remove brain waste, reducing the chances …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

One of the world's poorest countries is in danger of slipping into civil war

First, Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, violated both the constitution and a peace agreement by seeking a third term in office — which led to a failed military coup, followed by a flawed and undemocratic election.<p>Many feared that war would break out after that election and the weeks of …

Africa

11 things the rest of the world does so much better than America

When it comes to food waste, vacation time and student loans, the U.S. is anything but a beacon for the free world<p>America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, right? A country with seemingly limitless natural resources, and according to many …

China bans Muslims from fasting Ramadan in Xinjiang | Ramadan 2017 News

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open.<p>Most Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month, which began on Thursday, but China's ruling Communist party is …

Islam

Japan tourism boom a welcome boost to economy, but awkward for country unused to foreign ways

From the slopes of Mount Fuji to the temple streets of Kyoto, tourists are cramming Japan's prime sightseeing spots, puzzling their way through Tokyo subways, and splashing out cash on cosmetics, sushi and high-tech toilet seats.<p>The cheap yen, easier visas and other initiatives are luring foreign …

Japan

Woman's face will be added to $10 bill in 2020, Treasury says

The $10 bill is headed for a feminine face lift.<p>One lucky lady — yet to be chosen — will become the first woman in more than a century to join an esteemed coterie of dead presidents and statesmen featured on American paper currency, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said.<p>The new note will be issued …

9 dead in 'hate crime' shooting at S.C. church

A 21-year-old South Carolina man who lived near swamps, sported white supremacist patches and got a .45-caliber handgun for his birthday in April was in a Charleston jail Thursday night. He was suspected of the cold-blooded killings of nine parishioners during Bible study inside one of America's …

How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

The sickness spread at funerals.<p>The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain. It …

Biology

Indian Tennis: Why Do Our Talented Juniors Disappear?

I first heard about Novak Djokovic in the autumn of 2003. I was training at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association when the news came in that the Indian …

iOS 9 is turning the iPad into what it always wanted to be: the new-age PC

Split-screen multitasking and more pave the way for a more serious iPad<p>Apple's upcoming iOS 9 has a bunch of under-the-hood performance improvements and new features, like a new, more intelligent personal assistant. While all iOS devices dating back to 2011's iPhone 4S will benefit from the new …

iOS

No more beer, chocolate or coffee: how climate change could ruin your weekend

Not taking global warming seriously enough? Our failure to act, and bad weather, will mean many of the pleasures we take for granted will disappear<p>Climate change is the biggest threat to all of civilisation our species has faced since the 80s. Scientists say rising seas will envelope major cities …

China Bans Japanese Anime, Manga Comics Including 'Death Note', 'Attack On Titan'

China's ministry of culture on Monday issued a list of 38 Japanese animations and comics that would no longer be allowed in the country, online or in …

China

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Global warming may cause largest ocean species migration in 3 million years

If greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed soon, then global warming may bring about the most sweeping re-arrangement of ocean species in at least …

From the 'X-File' Dept: Michio Kaku --"Civilizations of the Cosmos"

Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at City University of New York, believes that Sagan's question is no longer just a matter of idle …

Colorado River

15 Little Things You Can Do Every Day that You Never Knew Could Make You Smarter

Do you want to become smarter? Many people want to exercise their brain regularly, but struggle to find the time or money to take classes or invest …